Latest Human swimming Stories

2012-07-12 23:00:45

Swimming is a low-impact exercise and is less likely to cause injury than many other activities, making it ideal for seniors, pregnant women and those recovering from injury.

2011-06-20 09:05:00

As summer is set to arrive and more and more kids go for a dip in the pool, a new study warns that parents and guardians need to be aware about the drowning risk posed by portable pools.

2010-05-20 11:01:00

Water Quality & Health Council Offers Free Test Kits In Response to CDC Pool Violation Data ARLINGTON, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unhealthy pools are more common than you may think.

2010-05-20 11:00:00

CDC Urges People to Take an Active Role in Promoting Healthy Swimming ATLANTA, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 1 out of 8 public pool inspections conducted in 13 states in 2008 resulted in pools being closed immediately due to serious code violations, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2009-05-21 11:05:00

Council Designates D.C. 'Capital of Pool Safety' WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With District of Columbia Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in attendance, the Pool Safety Council (PSC) today recognized the public pools in Washington, D.C.

2008-06-22 09:00:06

SEATTLE _ Growing up in Normandy Park in the mid-'70s, Jeff Wiltse spent summers at the pool. All day. Every day. And it wasn't just about swimming. There was Wiffle ball, showing off for pretty girls, trading baseball cards on the pool deck.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.